HEFCE National Collaborative Outreach Programme

It’s a wordy title with a worthy aim: to encourage more young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into higher education by 2020. And we’re perfectly placed to help you do this by:

We can deliver school talks for you

To save you having to commit staff resources, we can deliver impartial university awareness sessions for all year groups.

Just let us know the schools you’d like us to target – and we will take care of everything else, and keep you fully up to date along the way.

  • We plan and arrange the session using our contacts at your target schools.
  • We talk to large year groups or deliver smaller seminars.
  • The session can include relevant and interactive games or group exercises.
  • Our speakers are fully insured with full DBS disclosure; have at least five years’ HE experience; and deliver UniTasterDays-approved sessions (unless you have NCOP sessions you would like us to deliver instead)
  • We even take care of your reporting and evaluation.
  • Not only that, all teachers get free copies of our new Teachers Guide to University – so they’re not just helping their students, they’re helping their colleagues too!

Targeted advertising on UniTasterDays

We know you’ll probably already have something lined up for pre-determined target schools. So why not let us help you advertise these events?

Our new school targeting means your events are only displayed to the schools and teachers you want to engage. Just create your target list when adding events; and those schools will see targeted events when they type in their school name.

We can also provide featured messages for these target schools, so when they enter their details on the site, we can ensure your message is the first thing they see. Example HERE.

And don’t forget that when you add an event to UniTasterDays.com, it’s automatically listed on the UCAS website (exc open days) and for HELOA members, their regional website, too.

Use our software to list events on your website

Enjoy the benefits of our technology with an event listing tool embedded into your own NCOP website. Seamlessly fitting into your own site, it will only show events listed by NCOP members.

With proven, secure and mobile-friendly technology - used widely across the sector by UCAS, HELOA, HEFCE NNCO networks and universities nationwide - we can feed events directly to your website for display.

The technology includes the target events feature as standard – so targeted NCOP events will only display when one of your target schools enters their name on the page.

We can help with your brochures and flyers

If you have a new brochure or flyer in mind, we can produce the content, project manage the process, and even support with design and print. Check out our own Teachers Guide, and the editorial in the Explore University Teachers Guide to Outreach for an example of our work.

New NCOP Network Account just £1,000 + VAT for 12 months

Includes:

  • Network adverts will display for all your target schools - see an example
  • A network account to post unlimited targeted events on UniTasterDays (all as premium listings)

Recent Quotes from HEFCE NNCO Networks:

"The package UniTasterDays have created for us is seriously impressive. Just what we need for a short-term, hard-to-market scheme."
Ant Sutcliffe, Higher Horizons Network Manager
"Working with UniTasterDays enabled us to promote the launch of the MNCO network and our web portal (www.mnco.org.uk) in a timely and cost effective way.  Jon's access to named contacts within schools and ability to turn a mass mailing around very quickly has served as an excellent way for us to promote the network to teachers across the region.  I would warmly recommend working with UniTasterDays, as not only are they efficient and cost effective, Jon's background in schools liaison means he possesses an innate understanding of many of the challenges faced by NNCOs."
Chris Bayes, Collaborative Network Manager, Merseyside Network for Collaborative Outreach
"UniTasterDays have consistently provided us with excellent customer service. They respond quickly to queries, and are always keen and open to discussing bespoke solutions to meet our requirements. Jon is extremely helpful, his flexible and responsive approach gives us the confidence that UniTasterDays genuinely want to ensure client satisfaction."
Vanessa Chapman, Network Manager, Kent and Medway Collaborative Network

HEFCE NNCO Networks we worked with include:

 

We can help you open your doors a bit wider

Call 0208 798 0982 or drop a note to [email protected] and we’ll let you know how.


 
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